Effective 2 June 2018. the Petroleum Commission (PC) has released new guidelines covering the employment of foreign nationals.
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has posted a brief announcement of a new policy, effective 15 February 2018, requiring all new applicants for work and residence permits to obtain medical certificates from the GIS medical facility at its headquarters in Ghana.
The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has begun to enforce an existing requirement for the employer to submit an annual report or audited accounts in support of work and residence permit applications.
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All companies in Ghana that employ foreign national workers must submit an annual return by the deadline of 14 January 2017.
The return must state names and addresses of all foreign nationals in their employment as at 1 January 2017, and must be submitted to the immigrant quota issuing authority, with a copy sent to the Director of Immigration.
Companies that fail to submit in time face a fine of 1000 GHS, and individuals are liable to pay 200 GHS. If fines are not paid within seven days, employers may be subject to criminal prosecution and additional monetary penalties.
Effective Monday 1st August 2016 the Ghanaian Registrar of Companies will enforce financial penalties for any local entity that has not filed Annual Returns or renewed their company partner registration. These penalties will apply until 31 December 2016 when any companies that are not up to date will be removed from the Registry.
Companies registered with the Registrar General’s Department before October 2011 are also now required to re-register with the Registry by the end of this year (31 December 2016) or risk being deleted from the records thereafter.
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Effective 8 July 2016, Ghana has officially started implementing a previously announced visa-on-arrival policy for all nationals of African Union member states arriving through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
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We’re very pleased to announce that a new immigration process for Ghana has been added to Immiguru this week: Rotator Permit (Oil and Gas).
This is a short term work permit for foreign nationals to enter Ghana for a short term assignment (up to six months) within the oil and gas industry. The process is a streamlined application, with fewer document requirements, no local labour market search and faster processing time.
Many thanks to our partner in Ghana, Globetrotters Legal for their help with this!
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